Senate rebukes Trump, condemns Saudi crown prince for Khashoggi murder

Just prior to passing the resolution, the Senate also overwhelming approved a resolution by a 56-41 vote that would require the US to end its military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a move aimed both at ending that war and expressing anger at the Trump administration’s handling of relations with Saudi Arabia.

Are they starting to turn against Trump?

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I don’t buy it, but if so, that really doesn’t bode well for him if impeachment is on the table.

No, they’re not turning. Some of them occasionally put on a borrowed spine for branding purposes. They’ll have it back to the Rent-a-Center before the term is due this afternoon.


After the landmark vote, the Senate by voice vote passed a nonbinding resolution from Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., that states Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is responsible for the assassination of Khashoggi and criticizes numerous other actions by Riyadh as well as the
Houthi insurgents in Yemen and their Iranian backers.

Mitch McConnell!!!



The title of the CNN article explicitly says:

“Senate rebukes Trump**, condemns Saudi crown prince for Khashoggi murder”

Later in the article we read:

“While the resolution condemning the crown prince, introduced by Republican Sen. Bob Corker, serves as an implicit rebuke of the President’s own response to the death of Khashoggi…”

Ok, the Senate knows how to pass a resolution saying explicitly that they Rebuke Trump. They did not do that. CNN said they did. CNN lied.

Do you see now why CNN is considered totally biased and a source of fake news?

Nope. It’s an honest headline.

Did you possibly mean ‘censure’? There is no ‘rebuke’ resolution.

So you say that they couldn’t have even rebuked Trump? Sure, they could pass a resolution rebuking Trump explicitly. I would buy a censure as close enough.

The democratically controlled Senate will rue the day they moved against Trump.

Oh, wait - something isn’t quite right with that sentence…

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That is some amazing rationalization there, bravo!

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Rebuke: an expression of sharp disapproval or criticism. That’s what the senate did when they voted exactly opposite from how their president signaled them to vote; even McConnell.